Paiste Artist Since
Los Angeles College of Music
„I choose Paiste as my sound for two main reasons: Musicality and Versatility. When I’m at a recording session here is L.A. and we listen back to only the drum tracks, I’m always blown away at how well my Paiste cymbals record; but when I hear them mixed with the band, that’s when their musicality really shines.“
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Dave Beyer is an in-demand professional drummer, producer and educator in the Los Angeles area. He has toured, performed live and/or recorded with artists including Jim Messina, Melissa Etheridge, Christopher Cross, Wilson Phillips, Loggins & Messina, The Motels, Jewel, Joan Osborne, Buzzy Feiten, Michael McDonald, Stephen Bishop, Jango, and Greg Allman. Dave has performed at major venues worldwide, including the Greek Theater, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Woodstock, Madison Square Garden and Royal Albert Hall; and has played on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman Show, Austin City Limits, and Jon Stewart, to name a few. He is also an in-demand session player for albums, TV and film work, and his drumming can be heard in series and films such as “Princess Diaries”, “30 Rock”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Extreme Home Makeover” and “The New Adventures of Pinocchio.” Dave’s album work includes “Your Little Secret” (Melissa Etheridge), “Kenny Loggins & Friends” (Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina, Michael McDonald, David Foster, Thundercat), “In the Groove” (Jim Messina), “Cafe Carlyle Sessions” & “Doctor Faith” (Christopher Cross). Dave is a producer who runs his own recording studio. He is on the faculty at the renowned L.A. College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, and created the school’s Rock Drums and Producing/Recording curriculums. Dave has performed drum clinics in countries across the globe, including Australia, Germany, China and the U.S.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.